Allflex acquires Agrident

Allflex, part of the Antelliq Group, has acquired Agrident, the German-based agricultural technology company specialising in RFID data capture systems used in process control and animal management systems worldwide.  

Agrident was established in 1997 and has grown to become a leading provider of RFID technology for the electronic animal identification market. Their fixed and mobile reader technology offers advanced data capture features for management and traceability and has a worldwide reputation for excellence and superior performance. They are also recognised for their strong commitment to customer requirements, and a high-level of support and service.

Agrident, with a track-record in developing new readers and experience in electronic technologies like UHF, will further strengthen Allflex’s R&D capabilities and customer offering as a global leader in smart and intelligent identification and monitoring systems for the modern livestock industry.

Commenting on the acquisition Brian Bolton, Antelliq global chief operating officer said: “We are very excited to welcome Agrident to our business.  Agrident’s RFID readers and associated technologies are a natural expansion of our smart data products and services, enhancing our capabilities in electronic animal identification and data capture. This acquisition underlines our commitment to investing in the sustainability of livestock farmers through providing the tools they need to ensure the proper health and management of their animals in the future.”

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